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Donna, help! IE-SPYADS new files won't merge into the registry, since

by Harv / March 11, 2004 6:52 AM PST

I installed Panda AV software. I even tried unchecking Enable Hacking Tool Detector, Dialer Detector and Joke Detector, but this course of action did not work.

Is it possible that the new updates from Ad-aware, Spybot S&D or Spywareblaster could have anything to do with my problem? Also, I have SpywareGuard running on my pc.

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Thanks, Marianna, for the link referral, but
by Harv / March 11, 2004 8:07 AM PST
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I already know how to delete old ie-spyad files and install the new ones. I just can't merge the new files like I used to. I don't think asking Panda AV support center for help would do any good, as they probably don't even know what ie-spyad is all about.
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Re:Donna, help! IE-SPYADS new files won't merge into the registry, since
Is it possible that the new updates from Ad-aware, Spybot S&D or Spywareblaster could have anything to do with my problem?

That couldn't be (at least to me Wink ). I mean, I have all of the above programs that you mentioned inlcuding Panda as installed in my system + IE-SPYAD and I have no problem merging the reg file to the registry.

Try uninstalling using the auto instead of manual by using the INSTALL.BAT. You can find this is in its own directory. Then reset 'Restricted sites' security level. This is optional but since you are having problem with merging the new version, you might want to do this resetting. Restart your system. Install IE-SPYADS again.

To reset: After you've uninstalled IE-SPYAD's domain/site list from the Restricted sites zone, you may want to Reset your Restricted sites zone security setting to the "Default Level." Open Internet Explorer's "Internet Options" (off either the "View" or "Tools" menu bar option). Hit the "Security" tab. Select the "Restricted sites." Click the "Default Level" button.

Good luck Harv.
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Re:Re:Donna, help! IE-SPYADS new files won't merge into the registry, since

I uninstalled ie-spyads using INSTALL.BAT and got confirmation, but when I ran a Search for Files and Folders, ie-spyads files were STILL present. Also, my security level for Restricted Sites was already set at HIGH, so I demoted setting to MEDIUM, then rebooted my pc, but the ie-spyads site lists are still there. I did not procede with the rest of your directions at that point.

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Finally got it!

After fiddling around with both the INSTALL.BAT file and ie-ads-uninst.reg, I finally got rid of most of the old domain/site addresses in the RESTRICTED zone. I had to manually delete the rest by clicking on 'remove'.

Thanks for your help. The problem had me perplexed and was driving me a bit buggy. Happy

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Re:Finally got it!
by Donna Buenaventura / March 11, 2004 3:32 PM PST
In reply to: Finally got it!

Good work Harv Happy

Eric mentioned in his page that some porn sites will always remain because uninstallers in later versions of IE-SPYAD do not uninstall those adult sites and domains. That is IF you missed the 4/26/03 update. Not sure if this applies to your issue but glad to know that it's fine now.

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